0 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2013 11:42 AM by Roger_47B

    Chrome 26 and Flash Pepper not Playing Nice Together

    Roger_47B

      For my Chrome 26 instalation:  Any web page heavily using Adobe Flash slows down my computer and causes my curser to even freeze for one second then returns to normal. (even freezes outside of chrome window)(and my mouse LED blinks once) I have already checked “About:Plugins” and determined that I am running only one version of Flash. I went to Adobe to check my flash player install and noticed that Pepper flash miss identifies my OS as being Win 7 (32 bit) when I am running Win 7 (64 bit). I am not sure if this is a symptom of the problem or just a coincidence. I have spent about 8 hours reinstalling chrome and verifying that everything else works properly. This is on a machine with a clean insatll of Win 7 and all other software seemes to be working fine. My IE9 with Active X flash identifies my system as (64 bit) and works fine on sites with heavy flash use. So this is only a chrome Issue.

       

      I researched the web a lot and did not find any help for this specific problem. In frustration I uninstalled Chrome 26 and cleaned up my Flash Caches, then I installed Chrome 19 (Flash Pepper not imbedded) and Flash no longer slowed my machine down.  I went to Adobe to check my flash player install and is said I was running Win 7 (64 bit). I think this is the problem so I did another test.

       

      Chrome 21 installed both the external version of flash and the internal version of flash. Using only one version at a time (disabling the other) See attachment “about: plugins” I went to adobe and checked my OS using Pepper it identified my OS as 32 bit and the flash problem was present, I then switched to the external version of Flash and Adobe  properly identified my 64 bit OS and the problem went away.  “See attachment screen captures of both versions of Flash Player”.

       

      About Plugins for 21_0_1180_89.gif

       

      21_0_1180_89 Internal version of flash.gif

       

      21_0_1180_89 External version of flash.gif

       

      Can someone explain why Pepper Flash does not install properly, or why it slows my machine down to a crawl when IE9 doesnt?

       

       

      My System Information

       

       

      OS Name          Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

      Version          6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

      Other OS Description           Not Available

      OS Manufacturer          Microsoft Corporation

      System Name          COMPUTER-TWO

      System Manufacturer          Hewlett-Packard

      System Model          HP Z200 Workstation

      System Type          x64-based PC

      Processor          Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU         530  @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

      BIOS Version/Date          Hewlett-Packard 786H3 v01.16, 11/29/2011

      SMBIOS Version          2.6

      Windows Directory          C:\Windows

      System Directory          C:\Windows\system32

      Boot Device          \Device\HarddiskVolume1

      Locale          United States

      Hardware Abstraction Layer          Version = "6.1.7601.17514"

      User Name          Computer-Two\Robert

      Time Zone          Eastern Daylight Time

      Installed Physical Memory (RAM)          6.00 GB

      Total Physical Memory          5.87 GB

      Available Physical Memory          4.36 GB

      Total Virtual Memory          11.7 GB

      Available Virtual Memory          10.0 GB

      Page File Space          5.87 GB

      Page File          C:\pagefile.sys